General T, USA

The Search for General Tso, directed by Ian Cheney; produced by Jennifer 8. Lee and Amanda Murray; released by Sundance Selects.

America’s favorite Chinese-style chicken dish doesn’t have much to do with General Tso (Zuo Zongtang) but lots to do with the USA, according to this documentary film. The film crew provides some answers and even a recipe.


“Who Was General Tso And Why Are We Eating His Chicken?” Michael Browning, Washington Post via Wired New York

“Finding Meaning in a Dish,” Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

“Hungry? ‘The Search for General Tso’ gets to the bottom of the popular dish,” David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

“7 Chefs on the Enduring Appeal of General Tso’s Chicken,” Sierra Tishgart, Grub Street


“Inventor of General Tso’s Chicken dies in Taipei at age 98,” Keoni Everington, Taiwan News


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